Ernst Cassirer: The Last Philosopher of Culture

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This is the first English-language intellectual biography of the German-Jewish philosopher Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945), a leading figure on the Weimar intellectual scene and one of the last and finest representatives of the liberal-idealist tradition. Edward Skidelsky traces the development of Cassirer's thought in its historical and intellectual setting. He presents Cassirer, the author of The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms , as a defender of the liberal ideal of culture in an increasingly fragmented world, and as someone ...

Ernst Cassirer: The Last Philosopher of Culture 2011, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691152356

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Ernst Cassirer: The Last Philosopher of Culture 2008, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691131344

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